Time and Place in History
For review week, I had them glue a map in the inside of the front cover of their History Journals...
And I had them glue a timeline, which was accordion folded in the back of their history journals. We found a timeline template and then glued the 11” sides together overlapping the pages, with the full-size pieces one on each end. We slipped the last page into the three-ring binder by gluing it to the back cover and accordion folded the center section. This will keep it intact in the binder, but will allow the student to extend the timeline to its full width.
They added the names and dates of when all the peoples we have studied so far this year lived.
On Monday, after a bit of table work in the morning...
we went to Turner's Creek Park for a little excursion.
They played Indian Paintbrush...
to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations, and to get the wiggles out...
before we did a nature study of the willow tree.
We went on various adventures in pairs...
and found all sorts of things that interested us...
for possible nature study topics in the future.
We gathered some cuttings to do a history project with for the next day.
A bit more running, jumping...
before going home...
to Taco Soup that Katie had put in the crockpot earlier, fresh baked bread and salad for dinner.
|Katie finished her picture with some watercolors once she got home.|
What else have we done this week?
We had a short week because James had his neurologist appointment at DuPont Children's Hospital because of his seizure. They were reluctant to put him on medication despite the family history of epilepsy, but have ordered a battery of tests.
We also began running fevers and having head cold symptoms, and so school was hit or miss as we felt up to it.
We read Science in Ancient Mesopotamia about their knowledge of medicine, mathematics, astronomy and metallurgy. It was a nice review of a lot of things we had learned about the Mesopotamians, such as the fact that they were the first to use a number system to weigh and measure and that the Babylonians created a symbol for zero.
Alex worked with pentagons and Quentin worked with the Identity and Commutative Properties of Addition and place value with the decimal point. James played with simple algebra problems and coordinate graphing.
We used the cards again, to make up addition problems to graph on a coordinate graph.For, example, if he pulled a -4 card, he would then plug it into this formula:
-4 + X = 10
and then plot that on a coordinate graph to find its solution.
We reviewed the grammar we have been working on:
- Name the three ways of expressing Present Tense.
- Give the Present Tense of the verb "to be."
- How do you recognize an English infinitive
We are reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit for our read-aloud.
We didn't want to spread our colds around, so we practiced our scripts at home.
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